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Sundevils Suffer Under the Sun

air_conditioningToday is one of the hottest days at Mt. Carmel ever. The AC is not working at all, and I need to walk around in the hot sun finding interviews for this article.

“It’s bleeping hot! Yesterday we were complaining it was too cold, and today it’s too hot. I think it’s karma,” teacher Kristine Adams said.

It has been a long process to getting a new air conditioning system here at MC. We have had a temporary AC system keeping the school cool, supposedly.

“Last night it basically had an electrical problem and shorted out overnight, so when we arrived here today we saw that it was not running. It needs to run 24 hours a day,” Vice Principal Colin Young said.

The new air conditioning system is more energy efficient and has a greater output than the old system, which has been around for several years. The components like the pipes, electrical equipment, and sensors must be installed. Hopefully, the new AC can be up and running by the first or second week of October. But how has the AC been affecting students?

“I think its suffering, it’s really suffocating, I don’t like it, and it makes to concentrate on what I’m doing,” Freshman Amy Liu said. “It’s making me drink a lot of water I really need for marching band, so that’s not good. I don’t like it.”

Young has assured me that the air conditioning is being worked on by district workers, as well as outside contractors.

“We will have air conditioning today,” Young said.

Air conditioning is a must by the time we get to fifth period. In the meantime, stay cool and drink plenty of water. Young put it this way.

“Stay Frosty out there.”

Written by Steven Hong

Steven is now a senior at MC, and Co-Editor-In-Chief of the MC Sun. He enjoys playing volleyball and has been playing it for a number of years now. Besides volleyball, Steven enjoys to eat in his free time. He loves Italian food, Hot Cheetos, and anything that's high in sodium.